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First post, by Joakim

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Hey

So I was firing up Kings Quest 6 in windows 98 and realised it was not stable in 800x600 without a patch from sierrahelp.com.After installing it the game no longer crashed after running the welcome screen, splendid! Less splendit was the fact that the background is totally black. This, I fixed by running windows 98 in 256 colours which is ok but not optimal. So I was wondering if there is a way to get the game to run with 256 colours but if I quit it, Windows returns to 16bit? Maybe by an other patch or batchfile-hack?

the game file is the one from exoDos project. (I have the CD version somewhere at my parents house but cause of covid (and that this is a new found interest of mine) it is not reachable atm.)

Reply 1 of 3, by DosFreak

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It looks like it's supported in scummvm which still works on 98.

Also we don't support so called abandonware here.

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Reply 3 of 3, by Jorpho

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Joakim wrote on 2021-04-17, 19:52:

So I was wondering if there is a way to get the game to run with 256 colours but if I quit it, Windows returns to 16bit? Maybe by an other patch or batchfile-hack?

I'm pretty sure Powerstrip can do that, but there are probably alternatives.
https://www.philscomputerlab.com/powerstrip.html